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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f AGE SIX SLYTIfEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NMff WEDNESDAY, JANUARY », »W. THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDFUCKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroll, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered »s second class matter at the post- olfloe at BIythcville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1911. Member of The Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or »ny suburban town where carrier service ii maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. IS.OO per year, $2.50 for six months, »U5 lor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable In advance, Meditations To an inheritance Incnrupllble, and undefiled, • nit that [adrlli not away, reserved In heaven fof you.—I Peter 1:4. * » » Every Christian that goen before HE from Hiis world Is a ransomed spirit waiting to welcome us in heaven,—J. Edwards. Barbs If you want to spread dirt, wait until spring and do it In your own garden. * * • If price* don't come down we'll be wishing that the little plf 'that went to market had stayed hotne. * * * A Michigan doctor says that cheerful surroundings are half the cure. Maybe he'll take the amount off his next bill. * * * The pickle crop for 19M wac ODC of the co«n- iry'i be*i. That'i a *lly. * * * At least ,K's easier to remember what you •aid when you tell the truth. then when Hitl«r'§ hordes wer» b«tter- iiiif down the gates. Yet many Western statesmen »r» convinced Utvinov, an old Bolshevik who could afford the luxury of being at least partly himself, really believed in the policies he advocated. They felt him as nearly a true friend of the West as could be found in Russia. More, they thought he talked the language of tha West, and so could meet their minds. And, lastly, they judged him to be a genuine human being. With his death at 75, when again can the West hope for a Russian who is all or even half those things? The Kremlin seems convinced today that no one under its sway can he any of them—believer in world cooperation, friend of the West, thinker of Western thoughts, human being—and still he a good Soviet citi/.en. Blytfavillt P«r*onali»i«i— Ward Three's New Alderman, L L Gunn, Finds Work Can Be a Hobby If Liked Well Enough Views of Others Mark Twain Had a Phrase Too, 'Innocents Abroad' Yugoslavia, nominally Communist, turns more and more to the West. The latest shift from the Kremlin to free enterprise Is the announcement that the nation may seek private capital abroad to finance the development of newly discovered copper, wolfram find oilier strategic materials. The announcement Is pleasing. At least the Communists, Yugoslav variety, find themselves unable to practice what they preach, and may in time quit preaching. On the other hand,'it may be Just atiother variation of the old game of flattering Uncle Snm's citizens, and then rolling them. It's a snfe guess that few private investors will risk their funds in a Balkan speculation In the year 1052. ThB Romans had a phrase for it, Caveat Emptor. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Litinov's Passing Recalls Days of .East-West Accord Not often have we Americans any •ause to regret the passing of a top Russian Communist figure. But we may properly mourn the death of Maxim Litvi- noT as tlmoet the solitary symbol in the Soviet Union of * onee better day In Ea«t-\Veat relations.,.; ... For a decade, from 1929 to 1939, he WM th« Kremlin's foreign minister. In that span, Russia emerged from its isolationist cocoon, gained general diplomatic r««ognition for its revolutionary regime, won a seat in the old League of Nations. LitvlnoT was a decisive promoter of all these developments, and when he moved onto the League scene at Geneve in the mid-1930's, he became a bulwark of support for the old Allied doctrine of collective security. With militant Japan, Germany and finally Italy bolting the League in the thirties, Litvinov's activiles helped the stunned democracies to keep hopes of peace alive. But the League never had had tha courage or capacity to act in real crisis, and Litvinov did not give it that. By the time of Munich in 1938, Geneva was virtually dead as a center of peace-making effort. The spotlight had shifted back to personal diplomacy. Chamberlain, Dnladier, Hitler and Mullolini met to hack off a si/able portion of Czechoslovakia. Litvinov's usefvilness plainly was at an end when Hitler seized Prague and began threatening gestures toward Poland. To any realist, it was evident Hitler was not to be dissuaded from the path of conquest. Stalin, hoping to buy the Nazi dictator off, or at least to buy time, made ready to conclude his infamous deal with Germany,. Litvinov was shelved. There he stayed until Miller destroyed the pact between the two nations by attacking the Russians with full force in June, 19.11. At that moment, Russia felt desperately in need of allies, particularly of one ally, America, which could provide heavy assistance. Litvinov, the old friend of the West, was resurrected and made ambassador to the U. S., where he served for two critical years. Through the war he still was prominently heard from. But in 19-16 the Iron Curtain descended and Litvinov faded into near oblivion. Molotov, arch-obstructionist, symbol of hostility to the West, became foreign minister. Lilvinov served, of course, only in those periods when the policies and contacts he was adept at shaping were suited to the Kremlin's general goals. Those were times of Russian fear and weakness, first when the Nazi menace began to be understood in the thirtirs, (EDITOR'S NOTK: Thll h (he Hnal la a Krin at tlerlti about the tarn wh» will comprlte City OuncU durlnr 10S2.) Bj CLAUDE 1C. SPARKS (Courier News Staff Writer) "If you like your work wen enough, It becomes » hobby In itself." That Is the way J. L. Gimn, who last ni^ht was chosen Ward Three alderman to (ill the unexplred term of Mayor Dan BlodgcU, feels about his Job as manager of Swift and Company Oil Mill. Mr. Gunn, 44-year-old father ol three children, has been manager of the Swift and Company plant here since June of 1042 when he moved to DlythevDIe Irom hU birthplace of Memphis. After attending Memphis schools and receiving a B.S. degree from Southwestern there In 1929, Mr. Gunn was employed as an analytical chemist in a cotton seed products laboratory before Joining Swift and Company In 1033. Mr.' Gunn's move to City Council Is his first venture in politics he says "and my main interest in City affairs Is to help develop more Industry for Blytheville." Forsaking hobbies for hts work, Mr. Gunn explains that when office life gets to dull. "I can always get up and go out on the territory." There he visits general store owners and finds a temporary respite from his oil mill routine. Born In Memphis Sept. 21, 101)7. Mr. Gunn was married to Miss Marjorle Moore In June of 1935. He met her while she was attending Memphis State College. They have three children, Robert. 11, Betty, 10, and Peggy, 7. Their home is 1309 Walnut Street. A past president of the Chamber of Commerce (1949), Mr. Gunn Is America Afraid? —Courier New* Photo WARD THREE ALDERMAN—J. L. Qunn, Swift and Company Oil mill manager, will fill the unexplred Council term o[ Mayor Blodgett. presently is chairman of Blytheville's- Red Cross Chapter and a member of the C. of C. board of directors. He also Is a member of the First Methodist Church Board of Stew- ards and a member of Chickasawba Masonic Lodge No. 134. At Swit! Md Company, Mr Gmm is in ch*rg« ot one of the firm's Urs«r oil mills which employs Atom 1W persons. Peter Cdson's Washington Column A. foreign visitor, who (eels » worthwhil« friend should fcw critical aa well as admiring, r«cenlly remarked to us; "For the first time in your lives, you are afraid." That was, of course, an oversimplification of America's position in a world shadowed by the looming po\ver of Soviet Russia and her communist minions. But there'* meat in it, never- •thele&s. ( It 1 A not pleasant to think at ourselves M men In -rear. But consider, If you will, how w« must have looked from the ouUlde during these "cold war" yenis. Here we are, a bin nation, the richest and most powerful on earth. Men looked to us as an exam pi o in freedom, and for leadership in world affairs. But we wavered, hesitated, tnd appeared weak. When we moved, tooj^ojften it was inert defensive reaction to something- Russia iUrted. We seemed to submit to weak allies. We have shown courage, too—the Berlin airlift, the guerrilla campaign in Greece, the West European buildup, and, above all, Korea. But to foreign eyes, even this had a dubious look. Our alternate hesitance and resolution Inspired distrust, and a belief that we were unstable, nnd afraid. Our bits and starts of courage have had great effect. We have lessened the Russian threat, and increased the free world's chances of defensive success. But can we be proud, when strength in Europe and Korea parallels weakness In the Middle East, and much of Asia? j The friendly critics' comment applies not to the American people—who have been only confused and troubled, not afraid—but to those In official positions of leadership, And our leadership Is not so easy to defend. They have not really shown the courage of our strength, nor the courage of our convictions. We have been relatively weak, but we've acted v,es.kev. Our ideas have been marred by the shift- cx[>ediences of opportunism. We obviously need more than bits and starts of courage. It is not essential that our world neighbors like us. but it ts essential that they rospcd us. And they will not if our actions lead them, coi redly or not. to think us afraid. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Parking, Pipes, Toys and Meals Go Haywire to Harass DPA Clnej WASHINGTON (NEA>— Defense Production Administrator Manly Fleischmann had a pretty tough week just before the holidays. It all began one morning when he drove his car into the basement garage of the big new General Accounting building where he is bos£. A guard who didn't. recognize Fleischmann as the head man stopped him as he started to park his car In Peter Edson [15 axatrned place. "You can't park like chit, ™ the guard ordered. "You,"!! hiT» to back out, drive yc-trr cor all around the pajsagaTFiy in caci of thos* other cars, an your space frcm ute oiJier sid*- rt ^ Teekly , m ot der tn i argument, and Co abide by tions, PleL^hrnann c o IT. p i i e d. though it meant circumnarl^ating the block-long ba^emenc ot T .he big building. He Fixes the Plumber Some time later, upstairs in his own office, Mr. FleLschmann's wife called him from home to report the plumbing was frozen and pipe had burst. The plumber had come and was there. But he reported he couldn't make the necessary repairs because he couldn' 1 get a priority on an allocation of copper. •• DPA boss Plelschmann also happens to be National Production An thority Administrator. In this latter capacity, he runs the program for allocation of scarce materials — iasx cc-c^r. fee 3i* rt-,* ^b {-eel, aluminum He therefore lumber didnt tn alkine about, and air and mainte-T_=i>^e c' ivilian services, (he r-^r-— > pply for and get ir-e irity on copper to Bx t*s oom. So. over the SeUplKte, 3ta5 man talked to the CVZ^IK old him just whit forms so 53« ust where and CIOTT ;o ipjir whatever scarce m^UrfV-s necessary. t T s Tough on the Kids Thai W«LS no: mucn — -i?« taken care of Trhen s ;.3r TT- :acturer came into office to protest and n? by NPA which h3d,d*a5*d allocation of steel to tfce EOT m^i- cr's firm. The rein ;o:.pre-.rr hot sit : •XIJZBSS *>~ Lcri CTBnen. chie as d>£ Wi- Prrductio r?*f *. As the, once over lightly- BT A. A. rr«4ricki«n Ywterday'* ruminations on the ol one Harry Truman, president by trade, in hla relations with the prest brought to mind added mediation* on the Increasing tendency ol those In public 111* utt*r only premeditated wordage. The press "conference" has developed into some sort of a routlijrk) piece of business In this life aniP* we of the hinterlands often get Th* DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN T. JORDAN, M. D. Written tor NEA Service 1*. V. Brings up the question of mental development. She says: Wh»t age of mind does a 28-year- ild woman have with an I. Q. of W? Doe* she have fully developed the Impression that the whole thing has been rehearsed almost too carefully. * * * NO REFLECTION on the press, however. The newsmen are generally on the stymied end of the n SCCIT, "to y-tz rsu pis |ssru?e^ v-ID iiti'i: ^ re Triihoil'. sup- i- i! ;wr ffi Safe eta. SJE- ir» IS pis- *-<- ? saiirirK iJirtfz'i '^<* -iii7 ssni me t~-^ H c^r '** ''STX si^irtsr lacstjtTi K 'iiifiii f*-innr~. *TE 1- CtT~T"ut-Sjwa | fviit tL 5. riiisns? p .T more use :-f z:t-iz-£j rsj 1.5 L f^c! to generate t-^as f- r ia-trti porer 'produc- V,I;I-T E L biz icarcn on for ral- ^H^IU^IF v:i=r« big "olccics of pow' > r ^am-generated for an IE: — -izr.; '-j± about it- " . ;-.!i' c7"worth°'miota and the Bu; Fieischmann itei to nis of- =trtp--J.-» cc.^1 fields of southern ficial guns. Toymaktag «s not <m < Ohio. T- itn-. r*-c U that generat- ejMsntial Industry. Stee! was need- i^z pi=.r : -j cculd be built right over for nation*! defense. Therefore, fc fB4 j rjppiy. ^,_ h the aluminum ed not for toys. The toy-maker was still unconvinced and not at all inclined to take this decision as flnaL He looked at Fleischman for a minute and then sfiid solemnly: "What this issue conies down to, Mr. Fleischmann, Is, 'Are you for the children, them?' " Just Food for Thought This was enough to ruin any temporary bureuacrat's peace t>f rnind. but there was one more blow in store for Plelschmann. He went to the airport to take a plane back to his home town of Buffalo. With him was his former boss and law t pound of steel on prioritr or o:her"ds/enie production plants rt-.-c \ , • r 3 close by. More Power, to Produce Titanium are you against mind and can she be expected to inlsh high tchool?" Sadly, th* answer Is that this woman does not have a fully de- 'eloped mind, and almost certainly cannot finish high school. The problem of the Imperfectly developed mind, or the mentally re- arded, Is a serious one. There are upposed to be about one and one- half million citizens of the United States who are mentally retaraed, about one-tenth of whom are In pecial training schools or other in- Ututions. The problem is a complicated me and only a little of It can be explained In this column. The ability to learn is expressed as the intelligence quotient or "I. Q." It Is usually figured by divid- IIK the mental age (as calculated rom. one or more Intelligence tests), by the actual age of the child arid multiplying the result by 100. Thus, if a six-year-old child has mental age of three, the intelll- ;ence quotient would be called 50: f, on the other hand, a child of nine has the "Intelligence" of a child of twelve, the Intelligence quotient would be 133. Parents are often incluincd to pay too much attention to the results, especially when they are only a lew points above or below the average. However, children who have been given adequate Intelligence testing with results below 80 or thereabouts, must be considered to be so far back of their fellows that they belong In the mentally retarded groups. THREE SUB-NORMAL GROUPS The true Idiot which is at the bottom of the scale, will always require institutional care and cannot be educated in school subjects. The next lowest group, or imbecile group, can do somewhat better and perform slIBple household asis, like dusting, but cannot be well educated In school subjects. Above these two lower groups are the less seriously retarded children, who under favorable conditions, can be taught to learn how to support themselves in simple occupations but who do not go far in ,he school work, usually not beyond the elementary grades. At present the problem of retarded mental development is principally to decide how much the subnormal youngster or adult can learn, and to choose Intelligently the life work which fits the mental possibilities best. pointed question is frequent retort Is a comment" or some Or;= of the new uses for electric power, and • one of the requirements for more and more large blocks of cheap power. Is for production of the wonder metal, titanium, it now costs about *5 a pound, as compared with 18 cents for aluminum. Vet If the supply of titanium were big enough, it might replace aluminum, and even stainless steel. Because of titanium's heat-and- corrosion resistance proprieties, it Is Invaluable in supersoncl pro- Sce EDSON on Page It IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKTNF, JOHNSON NtA Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY Democracy nerds more free speech, for even Ihe speech of foolish people Is valuable if It serves to guarantee the right of the wke to talk.—David Cushion™ Coylc. * * • I believe the human body is the tcmplt of God and (hut no foreign matter should b« injected into It.—Hugh Harden Potter, Chicago draftee who is willing to enter Army provided no hypodermic needles are stuck .nto him. * * * We cannot have mere hirelings and expect them to operate efficiently.—Gen, Dwighl D. El- senhower, on Gcnrmtt equality for NATO defense plans. * • » Put your toy departments back In step *lth the religious significance of Christmas and with the Kcfauver Crime CommUlee.—Mrs. D. L*lgri Colvtn, WCTU head, merchant* Tor selling toy Runs and outlaw costumes for children as Yuletide gifts. * * * It tooV: me ten long years to make th* biggest mistake of my life.—Clark Gable, on hl» latest marriage. HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: liana Turner, is flashing the green light that will make her the ex-Mrs. Bob Topping. The divorce action will be /fled tn January before she leaves for a vacation In Europe. • * • Another sequel to "Father of the Brlilc" Is In the works a( MOM, with rumors that Joan Bennett's role will be eliminated (rom the script. A Tine of dialog will explain thai she's on "Tacatlon." It will still be tilled. "The Jazz Singer," but Danny Thomas. In the Al Jolson role for the Warners* re'-mnVe, will play an entertainer more like himself than a Jazz singer. Tha original plot was about a father wanting his son to follow in hts footsteps as a great singer, but, Danny told me: "We don't want to expose the public to my uncultured voice ro 111 Just be an entertainer." • * • Dorothy Lamour. the Iron Jaw pirl of the circus In "The Greatest Show on Earth, .ighly publicized that if and when Sen. Robert Taft moves into the White House, I^ouls B. Mayer will move into the cabinet job of Secretary ol Commerce. Kirk Douglas stepped off a plane See HOLLYWOOD on P*«e 1* JACOBY ON BRIDGE .Bj OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA tour clubs and the ace-queen ol iamoncls. If he threw the queen of iamonds, he was giving up the fi- esse; if he threw a club, he was vlnj up the possibility of getting fourth trick in that suit. South agonized over this guess nd finally decided that he had Ilt- e chance for the fourth club since o club discard had been made. So discarded a club from dummy nd put his reliance on the dia- lond finesse. When the finesse lost, South was naturally set. is blushing. Her scenes dangling by her teeth from the end of a rone were left on the cutting room floor. * • • Academy Awards brass hats reconsidered their original nixing of ;elcvising the Oscar festivities In March but again came up with an •Inadvisable" reason for the video blackout. Several big Industry leaders are howling mad about the whole thing. Hollywood Bound The Broadway hit. "Paint Your Wo son," by Alan Lerncr and Frederick Lowe, is headed for MOM with a S200.000 price tag. Penciled in for the leads are Spencer Tracy, Kathryn Lamas. Crumbling Will Get You Littl* Sympathy There arc times when you have to guess the right play. If j'oii are only human, you will occasionally guess wrong. You muit take these bad guesses philosophically. If it's any consolation, you have my sympathy lor jour misfortune Like every experienced player, I'v had the same trouble. Bui you can't expect anybody to sympathize with you If you out of your way to create a gues* for yourself and then guess wrong An example ot this kind ot fool IshncM Is shown In today's hand. West opened the ace of spade and continued with a low spade 3oulh winning with the king. Sout could now count one spade, hearts, one diamond, and three to clubs. One other trick was ne«de for the small slam. South decided to try lor a WJIMC if He therefore ran six rounds hearU »_! one*. When he led li last heart each pUy«r h»d to r« Grayson and Fernando Variety report* from Cincinnati duce to five discarded hL< card*. WeAt mcic! spadu, «avUH t* diamonds and three clubs, Al this point South ludrfenly fea izctl that he had to make a (1U/:«r from the dummy, »huh th«n IK!"!) 75 Years In BlytheYille H, L. Reynolds will leave tonight for Mexico City and points of California. He Is motoring and plans to be away more than a month. Miss Ida Mae Warren, formerly here but who has been in Hutchnson, Kans., for the past two years, returned here to make her ome. Mr. and Mrs. Max Logan have urchased the Jesse Webb house, i 13C4 West Ash Street, where they ill reside after February 1. deal. If thrown, the snappy "no more polished form of evasion or admission of Ignorance. I refer here only to the pres» quizzings of those In public life who •), are paid by the sweat of the tax- " payers'/brow. As far as the layity goes, i don't give a hang who ! clams up as loug as public coin is : not Involved. Granted that government is i big and unwieldy proposition these 'days, but studied silences do not hint at efficiency or intelligence. The "no comment" or the carefully-plotted answer from script or the occasional blunt refusal to talk only leads the average voter to believe that mayhap the butcher haj more of his thumb on the scale than he cares to discuss. WHY IT APPEARS necessary I™ keep secrets or parcel out Information In well-timed dribblets I* something the voter will never completely understand. A few, intimate with the intricate workings of politics and the delicate balances of personal power involved therein, may commiserate with such reluctancy to open conversation. Bulk of us. however, want to know more about what we're getting for our money. We are paying the freight for oie various* governmental help and th» kick-in does not come easily these days. For the fat taxes we diedga up, the least we should be able to buy is Information on what th» spenders are doing. Most Information we get •ventually, but ci\ly after a scrap or a Congre*slonpx probe or the belated locking of tha barn door. Knowledge may b« power, but ii only a little man y;ho gets a heady feeling of potency from knowing- something someone else does not. A favorite chant of little children seeking to elavate themselves • In the eyes of other kids on the block is the old "I-know-something-you- don't-know." Time we grew up. j|4 * • * ^t TRAGIC RATHER than humorous was the blunder Harry Truman pulled last week when he muffed press conference line and read cue, stage direction and all from the script as well as the dialogue. Said dialogue, ironically, was a refusal, to answer E question about whither goest Atty. Gen. McQrath. Why the need for notes and cues and stage directions to answer a simple question? Why Is there so much to be dodged, evaded and hidden? What is so hard about answering a question with simple truth? One either knows the answer or he -doesn't. Occasional ignorance Is no unforgiveable sin any more than the admission of error. I wonder at times if we aren't NOKTH V JS7 » AQJ3 + KQ98 WEST 4A10831 V954 EAST 102 + 1104 Sooth 4V • N. T. • KITS 4 SOCTLH(D) Pan Paw Pat« P*M ¥ AKQ10I) »864 *AJ Both sides mri. Wot Nwtfe Pan I • Pass 4* Pan 5» Optnlnf feed— 4 A still operating on the Harry Hopkins theory that the "public Is too damn dumb to understand." I've even been handed that line locally. But, judging from the messes that have been unearthed in oi*£ nation's government, maybe thaUflf the case—considering what we ha^ elected and tolerated for so long. When all heat is removed from an object, the temperature U called absolute zero. Money Matters Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZON TAl, VERTICAL 1 United States I Shot out monetary unit 2 Song bird 7 English monetary units 13 Melodious 14 Specialist 15 Equipped IS Former English coin 17 Measure of weight 18 Tremulous 20 Golf mound 21 Greek province 3 Woody tissut part 4 Ship's record 5 Bewildered 6 Indians 7 Apostle 8 Beasts ot burden 9 Times of prosperity 10 String 11 Droops (Prov Eng.) 12 Emphasis „ 23Afncan nvtr 19Faste Don't wMte any tears on this declarer. He ihould have led out hi* three lop clubi before running the he»rui. He would h«v« dt«cov- rrcd thai the ]Mk nnd Un of club) happened to ilrop. jelling ufc dum- my'j nlnr, The Mam would then he A layrkrAn, II U.' rlntii tailed u> drop, South r.'Aj|-l ihfn run Ihe heart* und fall hi/-* nn the <)Umr>ml [Inme M a lut rfiori. II ihu all failed he vmM tlifn be entitled to claim Iftf (X 1*0 fitirn any sympathetic mountain* tt Former J4 Pain t er Russian general 17 Lock ot h»lr 28 To lend 39 Monetary unit ot Latvia SO Force 31 Hawaiian wreath 32 Imposter 35 Mo»t counterfeit 26 Bleaching vat 36 Early 27 Chinese geological era monetary unit 37 Harbors 29 Welsh town 33 Small 32 Coins from candles France 40Confronut 33 Television 43 The widow 1 * part 34Capital of 44Landmeasur*. former Lesbos 47 Knock m 35 Distant 49 With {preflxV 40 Winnow <1 Weight of a •ilver rupe« 42 Meaiur«f at area 43 Texas town 4!SHeidgear 48 Containing nftrogen ** Agree 50 Italian city 51 Laundry appllanc* .15 Slant. 13 Disorder uala m

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